Chapter 6: Start of new lives

The day had finally come, Ariel and Axel couldn't be happier. The day they would finally be united together forever had come. They set up everything perfectly just before sunset, after that they all got ready. Everyone was ready except Ariel and Axel who were taking their time.

In Ariel's room Colleen was helping finish getting ready. Ariel was wearing a short sleeve white dress which passed her knees a bit.

Colleen spoke, "So Ariel you feeling nervous?"

"Just a little bit," Ariel said.

"There's nothing to be nervous about you two love each other," Colleen said.

"I know but I just can't help it, it's natural on this kind of day," Ariel said.

Both of them smiled then Colleen spoke, "So how do you feel about your honeymoon with Axel."

"It will be wonderful, one week together just the two of us," Ariel said. "So how do I look?"

Colleen took a look at here, "Wonderful Axel will love the way you look, so you ready?"

Ariel nodded, "Yes I am." She grabbed a bouquet of roses and they both left.

In Axel's room Axel was almost finished getting ready. He was wearing a white tux with black pants. He heard a knock on the door and said come in. Shadow came into the room; he was wearing a black tux. Over the past few days Axel has been explaining the rovers to his father and what they did and everyone and what they could do.

Shadow looked at his son, "Axel you look good, your mother would be proud."

Axel smiled then began thinking, "Dad what was mom like."

Shadow stayed silent for a while then spoke, "She was wonderful, I loved her and she loved you the same. She protected you from anything when you were young. Then that day…"

Axel knew what he meant, "How did she die?"

Shadow sighed, "She got sick one day no one could help her. You were too young to remember it. I talked to her before, she just told me to look after you and nothing more. She said it was all right for me to move on she had done her part. Then she left. Sorry I didn't want to bring up any sad memories on this day."

Axel turned to his father, "Dad it's alright I wanted to know it alright, besides you me and Ariel to look after."

Shadow smiled, "thanks." They both hugged each other then broke apart. "Axel I was wondering if I could do something at the reception?"

"What?" Axel said. Shadow whispered it into his ear and Axel smiled, "Sure you can do that."

"Thanks so you ready?" Shadow said. Axel nodded as they left the room.

Axel walked outside and saw everyone seated and everything was ready. He walked up to the podium and found Hunter there, who he chose to be his best man. Hunter turned to Axel, "Hey Axel how you doing so far?"

"Alright still a bit nervous," Axel said.

"It's all right you'll do fine," Hunter said.

Axel smiled, "Thanks."

"No problem so you ready?" Hunter asked.

Axel nodded, "yes." They walked closer to the podium where Confuse-us was. "Hello Confuse-us."

He turned to Axel and Hunter, "hello you two how you both?"

"Good," they both said.

Confuse-us spoke, "Axel if your ready you know what comes first."

Axel just chuckled as he took a box of cocktail weenies from Hunter and gave it to him. "I'm ready," Axel said.

Confuse-us ate some and nodded as he motion for the music to start. As it started everyone looked up at the isle and Ariel came walking down. Axel looked at her and was amazed at her beauty. She was followed by Colleen, who was her maid of honor.

Soon they were all there and Confuse-us spoke, "dearly beloved we are gathered here today to join these two in holy matronly. Two dogs who found each other and fell in love then separated for a long period of time then by faith were reunited one again to take road of life together. Do you Axel take Ariel to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, through the good times and the bad times, through sickness and in health till death do you part?"

"I do," Axel said.

Confuse-us turned to Ariel, "do you Ariel take Axel to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, through the good times and the bad times, through sickness and in health till death do you part?"

"I do," Ariel said.

"Now the couple will exchange the rings and vows that will forever unite them both. If anyone here know why these two shall not be wedded speak now or forever hold your peace," Confuse-us said. After a few minutes of silence he continued, "Axel do you have the ring and tag?"

Axel took the ring and tag from Hunter. He said, "Ariel from this day forward I promise to always love only you, to be by your side, and protect you always." Axel slid the ring on her and affixed the tag on her collar.

Confuse-us turned to Ariel, "Ariel do you have the ring and tag?"

Ariel took the ring and tag from Colleen. She spoke, "Axel from this day on I promise your always be in my heart, I'll always love you, and no one will ever take your place in my heart." Ariel slid the ring on Axel and affixed the tag on his collar.

Confuse-us spoke, "Then by the power vested in my I now pronounce you Husband and Wife you may kiss the bride."

Axel pulled Ariel close as they both kissed; both finally united forever, the crowd burst in applause.

After the ceremony everyone proceeded inside for the reception. They all gathered around the dance floor, as it was time for the first dance for the new couple. Ariel and Axel took their place on the floor as the musicians played the first song 'Destiny' by Jim Brickman.

What if I never knew
What if I never found you
I'd never have this feeling in my heart
How did this come to be
I don't know how you found me

But from the moment I saw you
Deep inside my heart I knew

Chorus:
Baby you're my destiny
You and I were meant to be
With all my heart and soul
I give my love to have and hold
And as far as I can see
You were always meant to be my destiny

I wanted someone like you
Someone that I could hold on to
And give my love until the end of time
But forever was just a word
Something I'd only heard about

But now you're always there for me
When you say forever I believe

(chorus)

Maybe all we need is just a little faith
'Cause baby I believe that love will find the way

(instrumental bridge)

Baby you're my destiny
You and I were meant to be
With all my heart and soul
I give my love to have and hold
And as I far as I can see
From now until eternity
You were always meant to be my destiny

The crowd applauded as the song ended. Everyone took the floor as they played the next song 'Unbroken' by Tim McGraw.

If I lived and breathed before you loved me, I don't recall
If I walked around at all, it was in bits and pieces
Of a jagged heart
You kissed me and every piece went back in place, every pain got erased
You held me up to the sunlight, now it feels like

If I doubted the power of love, baby now I understand
I thank God for every day I wake up to the soft touch
Of your magic hands
In this world sometimes the only thing that's real is the way you make me feel
Babe, the changes day and night
I swear it's life
unbroken

No one ever left me out in the rain
Cold words still remain unspoken
And I never got lost, spent years in the dark
You're here, now my heart's unbroken
When I see your smile in my soul again
I'm unbroken

No one ever left me out in the rain
Cold words still remain unspoken
And I never got lost, spent years in the dark
You're here, now my heart's unbroken
When I see your smile in my soul again
I'm unbroken

I still see the night, I fell into your eyes
And when we made love it felt like the first time

No one ever left me out in the rain
Cold words still remain unspoken
And I never got lost, spent years in the dark
You're here, now my heart's unbroken
When I see your smile in my soul again
I'm unbroken

When I see your smile in my soul again
I'm unbroken
I'm unbroken, oh yeah
I'm

No one ever left me out in the rain
Cold words still remain unspoken
And I never got lost, spent years in the dark
You're here, now my heart's unbroken
When I see your smile in my soul again
I'm unbroken

Everyone applaud again as the dance floor cleared again and Axel kissed Ariel and walked to the stage. Ariel was confused but then Shadow walked over to her and offered his hand. Ariel spoke, "what's going on?"

Shadow smiled, "I asked Axel if I could have a special dance with my new daughter."

Ariel smiled, "that's sweet." She took Shadow's hand.

Axel took the stage and spoke into the microphone, "hello I would like to thank everyone for coming. Now I would like to sing a song for my new wife and my father to dance to. Cause on this day my wife receives a father, and my father receives a daughter." There was a small applause after the short speech as the musicians played the song 'Father and Daughter' by Paul Simon, as the music started Axel began to sing.

If you leap awake
In the mirror of a bad dream
And for a fraction of a second
You cant remember where you are
Just open your window
And follow your memory upstream
To the meadow in the mountain
Where we counted every falling star

"Ariel you look beautiful," Shadow said.

"Thank you Shadow," Ariel said.

I believe the light that shines on you
Will shine on you forever
And though I cant guarantee
Theres nothing scary hiding under your bed
I'm gonna stand guard
Like a postcard of a Golden Retriever
And never leave till I leave you
With a sweet dream in your head

Im gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So youll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

"Ariel since you're my new daughter I would like it if you call me dad if you want. Since I officially adopt you as my daughter," Shadow said.

Ariel smiled, "thank you dad." They continued to dance to the music

Trust your intuition
Its just like going fishing
You cast your line
And hope you get a bite
But you dont need to waste your time
Worrying about the market place
Try to help the human race
Struggling to survive its harshest night

Im gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So youll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

Im gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So youll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

There was more applause as the song ended; Axel left the stag to join his wife and father. Ariel spoke, "that was a wonderful son Axel."

"Yes it was," Shadow said.

Axel smiled, "thank you so how did it go dad."

Shadow smiled, "I officially adopted her as my daughter."

"I'll be calling him dad now," Ariel said.

They looked over and saw the rest of the rovers walking to them. Hunter spoke, "that was a great song Axel."

"Yes it was beautiful," Colleen said.

"Ja it was amazing," Blitz said.

"Amazing I wish you both the best," Exile said.

"Rah (Yah)," Shag said.

"Thanks everyone," Axel said.

"Yes thank you," Ariel said.

Soon after the congratulations were finished the food was brought out and soon the cake. After eating it was soon time for the last dance. Everyone took their places on the dance floor once again as the song 'From This Moment On' by Shania Twain.

From this moment life has begun
From this moment you are the one
Right beside you is where I belong
From this moment on

From this moment I have been blessed
I live only for your happiness
And for your love I'd give my last breath
From this moment on

I give my hand to you with all my heart
Can't wait to live my life with you, can't wait to start
You and I will never be apart
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn't give
From this moment on

You're the reason I believe in love
And you're the answer to my prayers from up above
All we need is just the two of us
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn't give
From this moment
I will love you as long as I live
From this moment on

After the reception ended Ariel and Axel were soon on their honeymoon on a cruse. They would be spending a week over seas to the Caribbean and back. Soon after they set sails they both went to their suite. They were amazed as they saw a large bed a balcony with some chairs outside, and a large bathroom. "Oh Axel this is going to be a great week," Ariel said.

Axel smiled at her, "yes I know love." They both kissed long and deep and broke apart when they needed air. They both then changed out of their wedding clothes and put on more comfortable ones. They left the room to explore what the ship had to offer. They spent hours around the ship, they looked at the scenery of the ocean for a while enjoying the peaceful moment they had together. They went down to the theater room and watch a comedy movie, later on it was starting to get dark so they went back to their room to change for dinner. The dinning room was really decorated and they were amazed at how it was. They had a good dinner of salad and steak. Soon they decided to head to bed for the night. Just before they entered Axel carried Ariel bridal style inside and set her down on the bed and they both kissed. They broke apart and Ariel spoke, "Axel this day has been nothing but perfect."

"I know love," Axel said. They kissed again then took a shower after they finished and got changed Axel spoke, "Ariel before we go to bed I want to sing you our song 'Me and You' by Kenny Chesney.

Ariel smiled, "Axel I would love to hear you sing it, especially it's the song that brought us closer that day."

Axel smiled and began to sing.

Ordinary no, really don't think so
Not a love this true
Common destiny
We were meant to be
Me and you

Like a perfect scene from a movie screen
We're a dream come true
Suited perfectly for eternity
Me and you

Every day, I need you even more
And the night time too
There's no way
I could ever let you go
Even if I wanted to

Every day I live
Try my best to give
All I have to you
Thank the stars above
That we share this love Me and you

Every day, I need you even more
And the night time too
There's no way
I could ever let you go
Even if I wanted to

Ordinary no, I really don't think so
Just a precious few
Ever make it last
Get as lucky as
Me and you
Me and you

After he finished the song Ariel hugged him, "Axel it was beautiful."

Axel returned it, "Not as beautiful as you are." They kissed one last time as they both climbed into bed. They both held each other, "goodnight love."

"Goodnight love." Ariel said. They were asleep in moments both dreaming about their futures together.

END

A/N: hope you all like, took a bit of time but i did it. my next story will be up soon.